Dan Taylor replied to the topic Thoughts on sharing draft Concept of Operations and/or Operational Requirements Document with industry in the forum Acquisition2.0 9 years, 5 months ago
I appreciate the quick feedback. The FAR was the first place I’d looked to see if anything prevented sharing the info, and as you say, nothing does. The thing that makes this different from the norm is that the CONOPs and ORD are broader than what will eventually be in the solicitation (or draft solicitation). The purpose it would serve at this point in the process for us is to focus the vendor demonstrations that we’ve announced we’re soliciting in March (the announcement is in FedBizOpps http://bit.ly/cglims_sources).
We don’t yet have a draft solicitation to share, but I do have a draft CONOP and ORD that will help government and industry get the most value out of the demonstrations.
I think part of the reluctance to share is that since those planning documents are not and never will be part of the contract, it’s best not to share them, and to simply wait and only share what will eventually be part of a solicitation. I’ve always been of the “if there’s no rule against it, get it out there” camp, but I know this community is full of folks who have “been there and done that,” who may be able to share either success stories or horror stories of sharing government CONOPs and ORDs for IT systems.
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